Friday, September 21, 2007

I just might die of starvation

Ok so I went to this natural path to see if she could figure out the digestive problems I have been having since my gallbladder removal. It was the most expensive Doctors appointment I have ever had. (other than giving birth of course) So of course I want to follow through on what she is telling me to do. Because I have to make it worth it. She has pretty much eliminated everything from my diet. I sure won't have any trouble losing weight on this diet because I can pretty much eat nothing . Ok, mom says I have to be positive and look at what I can eat not what I can't eat. So here goes. I can eat:
Chicken, Veal, Butter (1/2 tsp), Buttermilk, Hard Cheese (unprocessed), Ghee-Clarif. Butter (if anyone knows what that is let me know), Yoghurt (plain, fat free), Goat Yoghurt & Cheese (Yuck), Carp (?), Salmon (wild), Halibut (wild), Snapper, Sole, Banana, Blueberry, Pear (cooked), Papaya (Yuck), Olive Oil (1/2tsp)
All of the following only cooked: Cauliflower, Green Bean, Peas, Potato, Garlic, Carrot, Bellpeppers, Parsley, Celery Root, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Spinach, Chards, Beet Tops, Tomato, White Cabbage, Onion, Sweet Potato, Eggplant, Oats, Corn, Rice, Rye, Buckwheat, Barley, Wheat, Spelt, Kamut, Brewer's Yeast, Baker's Yeast
Black & Green Tea (Yuck), Splenda (Yuck)
The following herbs and spices only fresh: Anise, Basil, Curry, Marjorim, Nutmeg, Cloves, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tumeric, Thyme, Juniper, Cinammon

And that is all folks. Nothing other than those things am I allowed to eat. I mean I get to eat all of these things. Please pray for me. I think I might die.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Nephew

We have a new nephew and now we finally have some pictures.
William James Scott was born August 31, 2007.
He was 7lb 2oz and 20.5 inches long.
My mom and I get to go see them in Washington DC in October.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gobble up Hungry Hippo

Today Samuel figured out how to walk behind his push toy. It was so cute. He was so completely proud of himself.

First Post

I thought it might be fun to be able to share what is going on with friends and family. If you don't want to read it, no prob. I just thought this would be a fun way to share some of my thoughts, experiences and prayer requests.

To catch everyone up, Zach and I are living in Lynden WA right now with our son Samuel. It is a great place to live although I have a love hate relationship with the town. I love the comunity and people and small town feel and yet I hate how small the world feels here. There is so much more to see out there.

Zach is working at Cowden Gravel & Ready Mix while he continues to work on getting into the State Patrol. I am not a big fan of the work schedule he has with this job but am definitly grateful that it is paying the bills while we keep working towards our goal.

I have the awsome privelege of being a stay at home mom (SAHM). I love watching Samuel grow and develop, though we have our moments of frustration. Like today when he decided he like the toast better than the grapes, which he previously loved. He picked up the grape, looked me in the eye and threw it on the floor. What do you do about that. Half of me wanted to crack up laughing, though that was probably not the wisest reaction.

Samuel is now mobile and into everything. He amazes me every day. Yesterday he had his brush and I told him to brush his hair. And he did it. I have never shown him how or told him where his hair is for that matter. I use the comb when I do his hair. How did he know how to do this. He blows me a way sometimes.